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Jakarta Post

Indonesia sees growing opportunities in green jobs

  • Istu Septania

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 15 2019   /  02:46 am

Finding solutions: Jannata Giwangkara (second left) talks to his colleagues at a local energy think tank, the Institute for Essential Services Reform. (Courtesy of the Institute for Essential Services Reform)The alternative energy sector is poised to experience strong growth in Indonesia, meaning it can create more jobs. Remote villages without access to electricity have to stop working as soon as the sun sets. The economy grows slowly and technology that helps make life easier is urgently needed. There, renewable energy is a life hack, offering cleaner and cheaper electricity to the poor. On Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Resco Sumba Terang is a savior, a start-up that provides electricity from solar panels and maintains the equipment. “Solar energy equipment from foreign donors or the [Indonesian] government is often broken after about two years,” says Jetty Arlenda Maro, Resco ...